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Why I put the Big Ten ahead of the Big 12

Posted on: November 5, 2010 12:27 pm
Edited on: November 5, 2010 12:28 pm
 
So I've finished ranking the BCS-affiliated conferences.

It went like this:
  1. Big Ten
  2. Big 12
  3. Big East
  4. ACC
  5. SEC
  6. Pac-10
Some have asked why the Big Ten over the Big 12, and I suppose that's a fair question.

So let me explain my thinking.

Here goes ...

First -- and though I know some will disgree with this part -- I just think there are two Big Ten teams (Michigan State and Ohio State) better than any team in the Big 12, so that's one reason I went with the Big Ten, because of the strength at the top. Beyond that, I have five Big Ten schools ranked in the preseason (Michigan State, Ohio State, Illinois, Wisconsin and Purdue) as opposed to just four Big 12 teams (Kansas State, Baylor, Kansas and Missouri), so that's another reason. And the third reason is because if the best were matched against the best (in the order listed in my league previews), the Big Ten would win any Big Ten-Big 12 Challenge.

These would be the matchups:
  • No. 1 Michigan State vs. No. 1 Kansas State
  • No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 2 Baylor
  • No. 3 Illinois vs. No. 3 Kansas
  • No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 4 Missouri
  • No. 5 Purdue vs. No. 5 Texas
  • No. 6 Minnesota vs. No. 6 Texas A&M
Put those games on neutral courts, and I'm taking Michigan State, Ohio State, Kansas, Missouri, Purdue and Minnesota. That's four wins for the Big Ten, two for the Big 12. So give me the Big Ten over the Big 12. But, really, I'm just ready for the games to begin on Monday.
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Comments

Since: Oct 19, 2009
Posted on: November 9, 2010 4:40 pm
 

Why I put the Big Ten ahead of the Big 12

Northwestern should be a mentioned. They are going to be decent this season.



Since: Oct 19, 2009
Posted on: November 9, 2010 4:39 pm
 

Why I put the Big Ten ahead of the Big 12

Didn't Jared Sullinger make Perry Jones look like a clown in the "private" scrimmage between Baylor and Ohio State?



Since: Apr 9, 2010
Posted on: November 9, 2010 1:47 pm
 

Why I put the Big Ten ahead of the Big 12

Because this is a basketball article and nebraska sucks at basketball and oklahoma is going to suck this year too.



Since: Nov 5, 2010
Posted on: November 5, 2010 4:18 pm
 

Why I put the Big Ten ahead of the Big 12

Because they stick. They rank 10 and 11 out of the 12 Big 12 teams. Maybe we should mention Northwestern and Penn State too.



Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: November 5, 2010 1:58 pm
 

Why I put the Big Ten ahead of the Big 12

I am a Big 10 fan... so I won't argue.  But why is Oklahoma and Nebraska not mentioned?


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